Ecuador’s mining exports rise 46% in one year

According to the ministry, of this US$1.101 billion, US$490 million came from the export of copper concentrate from the Mirador mine, US$333 million from the export of gold and its concentrate from the Fruta del Norte mine (both in Zamora Chinchipe) and US$278 million from small-scale mining.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to Ecuador's Central Bank, US$1.101 billion worth of mining products were exported between January and May 2022, a 49% increase over the same period in 2021. This was announced by the Ministry of Energy and Mines in a statement.

According to the ministry, of this US$1.101 billion, US$490 million came from the export of copper concentrate from the Mirador mine, US$333 million from the export of gold and its concentrate from the Fruta del Norte mine (both in Zamora Chinchipe) and US$278 million from small-scale mining . . .

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